Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN-10 : 0367184338, 0367184516
ISBN-13 : 978-0367184339, 978-0367184513
ASIN : B08FK87GRT
The Silk Road, a complex network of trade routes linking China with the rest of the Eurasian continent by land and sea, fostered transformation of the ethnic, cultural, and religious identities of diverse peoples. In Natural Products of Silk Road Plants there is a treasury of plants, many indigenous to countries along the trading routes of the Silk Road, that yielded medicines, cereals, spices, beverages, dyes, and euphoric and exotic compounds previously unknown to the rest of the world.
This entry in the Natural Products Chemistry of Global Plants series has been prepared for university students of chemistry and ethnobotany and for those wishing to broaden their knowledge. It opens a window on a vast region of Asia not well described for its flora and provides new and fresh insights on:
•Significant plants, some endangered
•Traditional and modern applications of extracts
•The biochemical and pharmacological properties of extracts
•Contains over 150 full colour figures
The significance of the Silk Road is being revived today through immense investment by China and other eastern countries in major schemes of transport infrastructure.